Article: GAAR – Tax planning mayhem?


The Finance Minister through the Union Budget 2012-13 has introduced several amendments in the income-tax law having far reaching implications on the tax payers. A key tax proposal introduced is the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) which intends to address the issue of aggressive tax planning and codify the doctrine of “substance over form”.  GAAR is proposed to be implemented with effect from AY 2013-14.

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